The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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here & now: Anthology Launch

here & now is a digital anthology collaboration between EWF and Perth’s Centre for Stories. Six writers have been paired up and spent a month collaborating, sharing work and discussing craft and community with one another. In this anthology, they present their conversations and creativity through poetry, writing and interviews.

Join the artists for an evening of readings from the anthology and grab yourself a copy!

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here & now: Anthology Launch is a live storytelling event, hosted via Youtube. Youtube will give you access to a Live Caption transcript. To access live external transcripts, click the link posted in the chat box by EWF at the start of each session. Make use of Youtube’s interactive LIVE Chat box during the streaming.  

Watch this event over on our YouTube channel!




Camila Egusquiza

Camila Egusquiza is a Peruvian writer and aspiring journalist.

William Huang

William Huang is a writer whose work focuses on psychological states, a sense of place and ambience, and which borrows freely from his fascination with electronic and ambient music in particular.

Saanjana Kapoor

Saanjana Kapoor is a Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Melbourne.

Jo Newman

Jo Newman is a chronically ill Yamatji writer from Boorloo (Perth).

Dženana Vucic

Dženana Vucic is a Bosnian-Australian writer, poet and critic.

Beau Windon

Beau Windon is a neurodivergent writer of Wiradjuri heritage based in Naarm.